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Your Opinion: HSUS targets animal agriculture

Your Opinion: HSUS targets animal agriculture

March 10th, 2011 by Kristie Scheulen, Loose Creek in News

Dear Editor:

"My goal is the abolition of all animal agriculture," HSUS grassroots coordinator John (J.P.) Goodwin

"Our goal is to get sport hunting in the same category as cockfighting and dog fighting," Wayne Parcelle, president of Humane Society of the United States.

"The life of an ant and that of my child should be granted equal consideration," HSUS senior scholar Michael W. Fox.

Wrong about my characterization of HSUS? I don't think so. Their hierarchy and track record speak for themselves.

Prop. B was not "just a modest measure." It is a measure designed to put even the best breeders out of business.

I'm not sure why Prop. B supporters think that breeders who have less than 50 dogs will do a better job than those with more, but I can definitely tell you that those "purebred" breeders who supported Prop. B had a lot to gain from its passage. There has been somewhat of a rift between large scale breeders and the smaller breeders, those with less than 10 females.

The smaller breeders jumped at the chance to eliminate their competition by supporting Prop. B. Their pups will be worth so much more, because the supply is limited. It's economics 101.

These smaller breeders are not required to be licensed by the USDA or the Missouri Department of Agriculture to sell their dogs and their quality of care is no better than any large breeder, sometimes it is much worse. They are not inspected, so who would know?

The HSUS celebrates the human-animal bond only in as much as it motivates the average pet owner to donate to its cause, which is "the abolition of all animal agriculture." They need your money to carry out their agenda and when that is accomplished they will have no further need for pet owners.

Barbara Schmitz and the Humane Society of Missouri fell the need to champion the HSUS and they probably should be beholden for all the money that HSUS funneled into Prop. B. I'm sorry that they refuse to acknowledge just what the HSUS is all about. At least our legislators are getting the message. I hope they do a good job of gutting it.